Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On passion.................

  "'It is not easy to express the inexpressible,' he answered with a laugh.  'Holmes is a little too scientific for my tastes - it approaches to cold-bloodedness.  I could imagine his giving a friend a little pinch of the latest vegetable alkaloid, not out of malevolence, you understand, but simply out of a spirit of inquiry in order to have an accurate idea of the effects.  To do him justice, I think that he would take it himself with the same readiness.  He appears to have a passion for definite and exact knowledge.'"

-Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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